Workers' Compensation Resources (7:App D)

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This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by the Law Students' Legal Advice Program on August 1, 2023.

1. Print Resources

Heather MacDonald and Marguerite Mousseau, Workers’ Compensation in British Columbia, (LexisNexis Canada, 2009).

  • A comprehensive overview of the workers' compensation system in British Columbia, written by two members of WCAT.

2. Internet Resources

WorkSafe BC

  • The Board’s website contains a wealth of material, including the complete Claims Manual, Appeal Division decisions (since January 1, 2000), and the complete Reporter series of decisions. It also has decisions of the old Appeal Division and the Review Division, statistics, and resources.
  • A policy and legislation page is located at with links to an online version of the Act, recent amendments, and various policy and practice materials. This is the most practical way to research current policies and practices, including the Board’s two-volume compensation policy manual, which has the force of law.

Workers’ Advisers Office

  • This site contains excellent plain language summaries of the key aspects of the system written for the average claimant, and other material as well. This service is free for anyone who is not represented by a union

Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal

  • This site provides information about WCAT and various aspects of Workers’ Compensation appeal matters. The “How to Appeal” section provides information on how to appeal, enables access to various appeal forms, and provides internet links to WCAT publications as well as other resources that can assist in the appeal process.

3. Organizations

BC Federation of Labour
406 - 4370 Dominion Street Burnaby, BC V5G 4L7
Telephone: (604) 430-1421

  • The BC Federation of Labour represents more than half a million workers through affiliated unions across the province, working in every aspect of the BC economy. The Federation is a member of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and works with the CLC to further the interests of working people across the country.

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